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Infrastructure projects

I've been running my own server for a year and a half now, and have been surprised at how trouble free it's been. I attribute this to:luckgood planninga decent upstream providerthe maturity of linux distribution maintenance tools (e.g. yum)In this case, good planning means:keeping it as simple as possibledoing things one at a timei'm the only one mucking about on it And so this month, inspired by some Drupal camp sessions, I decided to take some time to make a good thing better. My goals were: Optimizing my web servicing for more traffic.Simplifying my Drupal maintenance.Automating my backups.And here's the results ...Web Servicing OptimizationsThis was relatively easy - I just finished off the work from here: http://homeofficekernel.blogspot.com/2008/02/drupal-centos-optimization.htmlSpecifically, i discovered that I hadn't actually setup a mysql query cache, so I did that. And then I discovered that it was pretty easy and not dangerous to remove a bunch of the …